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A 23-year-old male asked:

What could a positive fecal occult blood test (quickvue ifob test) mean in a 23 yr old male? reason was ordered was b/c of intermittent stomach pain

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Blood in the GI: Test of fecal occult blood will be positive from a number of causes, including bleeding gums, eating meats, eating food with peroxidase enzyme, any bleeding from the pharynx to colon. It may have been done to see if you have stomach ulcer that may be bleeding.

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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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